Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, gain valuable experience, have fun, and get involved in your community. The City of Coquitlam has many different volunteer opportunities to choose from.

Community Centres

Pinetree Community Centre and Poirier Community Centre delivers programs to children and youth. Volunteers assist staff and provide support to participants in activities that include arts and crafts, sports, dance and special events. There are also leadership opportunities for youth to join the Youth Advisory Committee.

Aquatics

Swimming lessons and other aquatic programs are available at City Centre Aquatic Complex and the pool at Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex. Qualified volunteers assist staff during swimming lessons and may provide one to one support to participants who need extra help. Other activities include special events and birthday parties.

Ice Sports & Skating

Skating lessons and other arena programs are available at Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex. Qualified volunteers assist staff during skating lessons and may provide one to one support to participants who need extra help. Other activities may include special events and birthday parties.

Fitness

Fitness programs are available at Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, City Centre Aquatic Complex, and Pinetree Community Centre. Qualified volunteers assist staff with set-up and take-down fitness programs, complete minor facility maintenance and upkeep of fitness equipment, and provide assistance and positive encouragement to patrons.

Special Events

Sign up to assist at one of the special events and celebrations throughout the year.  One of the largest is the annual Canada Day Celebration. Volunteers assist with the set-up and take-down of exhibits, assist with entertainment, food and clean-up.

Inspiration Garden

Learn more about gardening while helping others. Volunteers at the Inspiration Garden participate in planting, harvesting and educational activities throughout the year.

Park Spark

Park Spark is your chance to have fun and gain meaningful experiences while enhancing and connecting with Coquitlam’s parks.

Environment

Environment volunteers preserve and protect our natural environment by keeping Coquitlam trails clean, green and safe through programs like Adopt-A-Trail and Bad Seed.

50 Plus

Glen Pine Pavilion and Dogwood Pavilion have programs for adults 50 years and over. Volunteers assist in various social activities, educational programs and special events.